Explore The Gondola Ride In Gulmarg: A Complete Travel Guide

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

Gulmarg Gondola is the world's second longest and second-highest cable car and the primary attraction of Gulmarg.

It is divided into two parts and transports around 600 people per hour to and from Apharwat Mountain, which hosts the majority of Gulmarg's winter activities.

Summer air temperatures are between 13°C to 29°C.  summer in Gulmarg is better than winter since temperatures are higher and the sun is warmer.

Climatic Conditions 

Gulmarg's high-altitude Alpather Lake located between the twin Apharwat Peaks. Since it's completely frozen from November to June, it's called the Frozen Lake.

Alpather Lake

Drung Waterfall is a prominent tourist destination in the Tangmarg tehsil of Gulmarg, Baramulla.

Drung Waterfall

The Victorian architectural marvel of Saint Mary's Church, located near the Golf Course in Gulmarg, stands tall even after 100 years.

St Mary’s Church

Tangmarg is a small town in Kashmir's Baramulla region, about 13 kilometres from Gulmarg, and is known as the "Gulmarg Gateway."


Gulmarg is excellent in summer, March–June. April, May, and June are the finest months for nature lovers who like heat.

Timing to Visit

Jammu & Kashmir cable car corporation tickets can be bought online or at the Gandola counter in Gulmarg. Phase 1 costs Rs. 740 per person.


Gulmarg is 20 minutes away from the starting site of the Gondola. You can take a cab or taxi or walk there. 

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